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My First Encounter With Linux

Stewart Gruneklee The personal computer operating systems that I have used over the years started with Digital Research DR DOS in the mid 1980’s and then Microsoft’s DOS followed by various versions of Windows starting from version 3.11 up to… Continue Reading…

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What is multi-factor authentication

Jongkil Jay Jeong, Deakin University; Ashish Nanda, Deakin University, and Syed Wajid Ali Shah, Deakin University Data breaches are becoming commonplace in both small and big tech companies. The most recent victim was Australian telecommunications company Optus, resulting in unauthorised… Continue Reading…

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The Tesla Optimus robot is not very impressive – but it may be a sign of better things to come

Wafa Johal, The University of Melbourne In August 2021, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the electric car manufacturer was planning to get into the robot business. In a presentation accompanied by a human dressed as a robot, Musk said work… Continue Reading…

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DOTW Highlights

Roger Brown DOTW has made the transition to SPACES Perhaps we should first remind readers about what exactly DOTW is meant to be. Precisely what the acronym “DOTW” stands for has been shrouded in controversy over the years but in… Continue Reading…

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East SIG Report August 2022

Neil Muller Host John Swale opened the August meeting, again via Zoom. After welcoming members, John outlined the nights agenda below: Presentation 1: Q&A with John Hall Presentation 2: Google Maps Tips and Tricks Main presentation: “Ransomware Protection” by Dave… Continue Reading…

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Interesting Internet Finds

Steve Costello While going through more than 300 RSS feeds, I often run across things that might be interesting to other user group members. The following are some items I found during August 2021. Internet Problems? Here’s How To Tell… Continue Reading…

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From The Editor September 2022

Hugh Macdonald Hello and welcome to another edition of PC Update. This month we have a couple of interesting articles from members. There’s one from Steve on his experiences of cancelling Foxtel and on the way discovering that his network… Continue Reading…

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Foxtel Cancellation, Network Switch Failure and Lifetime Warranty

Steve Stubberfield This is my story about how cancelling our Foxtel subscription lead to a network switch failure and what is meant by life time warranty. It all started when we decided to re-assess what subscription services we required. With… Continue Reading…

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